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chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. the big story is the extreme heat. we are used to handling hot weather around here but this stuff is downright dangerous. in the last two days, d.c. fire and ems crews have seen a 25% increase in calls with about 300 people being if prance poured to the --- transported to the hospital each day. >>> when you walk outside at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning when we get ready to come to work and it is sweltering already, you just know that the rest of the day is going to be let's just call it challenging. >> when you get in the car, man, it is not pleasant. it will be a tough day, folks. we do have the excessive heat warping in effect. we have a code red air koala letter in effect from unhealthy air quale and it will just be problematic. you want to limit your time outdoors and stay indoors in air conditioning as much as you can. if the power is out at your house, go for a mall or movie theater or something like that. here we go. this is the excessive heat warping. it goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. this morning and will are main in effect for 10:00 p.m. tonight.
has done this at the fair oak mall, tyson's uss carl vinson corner center and green big brother shopping center. police saw he preys on women in their teens and early 20s, distracts them in the store and cuts their bottoms and takes off. >>> a mount rainier police officer being held without bond now on attempted murder charges. prosecutors say gene gillette lured a man to his home. he shot the man several times. the defense argues gillette is the victim saying he shot in self-defense after the accuser tried to rob him. also revealed in court, the prosecution said gillette has done this before and his other case is currently under investigation. >>> in sports, redskins players arrive for training camp today at ashburn officially kicking off camp tomorrow but that will not include quarterback donovan mcnabb. >> as expected, he has been traded. the redskins and minnesota vikings have agreed to a deal. it is not official yet. an announcement is expected some time today. the skins will get a 2012 sixth round pick and a conditional pick in the following year. >> they also got jabar ga
. >> the mcconnell can is kicking the can down the road. the american people send us here to make big tough choices. they didn't send us here to set up a commission, give the president veto power. that's not what they sent us to do. >> it could pass the democratic controlled senate but faces a tougher fight in the republican house. >> a new group created in the wake of the financial meltdown officially launches this week. the consumer financial protection bureau begins oversight and regulatory work on thursday. president obama is expected to nominate former ohio attorney general richard correspondence dough ray to lead the agency. he currently serves as the director of enforcement. the bureau was formed to enact what president obama calls the strongest consumer protectses in our nation's history. >> some big names are coming to the white house today. president obama will meet with warren buffet and bill and melinda gates to get an update on the giving pledge. it's a promise by some of the wealthiest people in america to give most of their weal
with big name brands like jeep. they say their business model isn't based solely on booking trips but more on hyper targeted ads. >> in the future, maybe as more people know the wander fly name, as more people trust it, maybe it will sort of lean a little more towards booking at that point. but right now, we are working more with brands and advertisers. >> reporter: in new york, i'm christina scotty. >>> 5:00 straight up right now. wouldn't that be some nice relief, a little water out there to cool you down although they might not like you jumping in the fountain this morning. you might want to. 86degrees on this friday morning. thank you for being with us nice and early. 5:00 a.m. right now. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. i just got back from outside so i can verify that it is extremely hot outside. >> yeah. nothing like starting the day at 5:00 in the morning at 86 degrees with a heat index of 90. it will be a tough day. you all know that at this point. good morning. let's jump right in and show you the forecast for today and what is happening r
leak shut down i-270 for phi hours. if you've seen the volume of traffic on that road, it is a big deal. surae chinn is live in clarksburg where repairs are still going on as we speak. good morning, surae. >> good morning to you. the commute this morning will be much, much better. it will be improved because the roads are open. 270 wide open this morning. the only thing you really have to worry about is working around the work zone because it will be down to one lane. let me show you this work zone and where that main broke here. it is right there at the three pillars you see over there. that's to hold up the earth so it doesn't cave in. the big excavator, the one where the windows got blown out so you can imagine big pressure that was happening as that gas main broke. you can see the mud all over the place that caused this very dangerous situation. well, this happened around 4:00 yesterday and people were working through the night to make those repairs and also keep this place safe. traffic backed up as you mentioned, 270 was shut down just as the evening commute got underway. cars had
says a smaller package of about $2 trillion is more realistic. >> yes it's a big package will require big tax increases. it's a job killer. >> when asked whether or not he thought that they could reach a deal in the next 10 days, the president said "we have to." his press conference is scheduled for later this morning. reporting live on capitol hill, abc 7 news. >> thanks very much. jim moran wants to hear your ideas on how to reduce the national debt. the northern virginia democrat and the nonpartisan coalition are hosting an event in arlington tonight. participants will look at budget priorities and see how they will be affected by the various proposals. and it is 6:06. we have 73 degrees on this monday. >> and when "good morning washington" returns, albert haynesworth's sexual assault case heads back to court. we'll tell you what's next for the controversial redskins player. plus, safety concerns mount after the casey anthony verdict and sentencing. what's being done at the memorial to the florida mother's young daughter, caylee? >> but
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 on top of the big stories tonight. a talented but troubled singer silenced for ever. amy winehouse found dead at home. the entertainment world mourns as details emerge about the investigation. the psychiatrist murdered in northern virginia and police say a patient pulled the trigger. left with no ac in the middle of our heat wave. residents of a dc apartment complex say despite complaints, they had to sweat it out the last few days. a lot to get through tonight, but we're going to start off with the extreme heat. thanks for joining us at 10:00, i'm lee thomas. we are wrapping up another record setting day of triple digit temperatures. and right now, we are still hovering around the 90-degree mark. fox 5 is in the weather center. ken, we are all on the same page on this one, hoping the heat wave is behind us now. >> i think we are. we are not quite out of the clear. now we will get a little bit cooler, but just relatively speaking and i'm only speaking a few degrees. but we still have the he
very much. now to our top story. the search is on for a big fix. a critical meeting at the white house this morning could defuse the debt crews. >> appears both sides may be giving, with the president reportedly willing to put social security on the table. good morning, doug. >> reporter: good morning. it's not clear how they'll get there, but democrats and republicans are looking for a grand bargain. pennsylvania avenue isn't exactly the vegas strip. they might as well have tables and dealers set up there today, because the stakes have never been higher. president obama and his twitter town hall meeting yesterday said the situation is dire if congress doesn't agree to let him borrow and spend more money. >> interest rates could go up and it could cause a whole new spiral into a second recession or worse. >> reporter: the president may continue to back something in the neighborhood of $4 trillion in deficit cuts or for 12 years in exchange for more borrowing now. though the math gets a little fuzzy. his ideas will include, according to the "washington post," big cuts in medicare and so
to the 14th street bridge. in virginia, already a low ride approaching the braddock road exit. the big story is out in the clarksburg, maryland area. not going to be able to ac says the ramp to 121. stay to the left to get by. crews still taking away part of that roadway between 355 and 270. surae chinn will have more coming up shortly. your travel times over to the maps you go. the outer loop from 95 to 270 moving at a great pace. southbound 95, no problems down to the beltway. >>> at the top of the hour, let's get to some of the stories happening today. first lady michelle obama will be in california to attend a memorial service for betty ford. the former first lady died friday at age 93. former presidents george w. bush and bill clinton will also attend. former first lady rosalynn carter was chosen by mrs. ford to deliver a eulogy. >>> a federal judge here in the district is expected to seat the jury in the roger clemens trial. he's accused of lying to corn about his steroid use. clemens attorney said the former pitcher may not be taking the stand in his own behalf. >> goats will be grazi
. those conditions could cause big problems. brianne carter is live on the national mall as we get ready for today's east.-- today's heat. >> usually we filigrees at this time of the morning, a petite is already in washington. today is going to be even worse than yesterday. another day of heat and humidity. while this is part of what summer in washington is like, people are taking precautions. many try to gaps out during predict many try to get out during the early morning or late evening. we will feel that again today. on days likeness its can certainly be unhealthy and potentially dangerous. officials with the fire department say that they do see an increase in calls on days like this. they are urging everyone to stay hydrated and stay in the status possible. we are certainly going to be dealing with the heat. -- stay and the shade,. >>> people in the midwest, the south, and the northeast are doing all they can to stay cool. there are heat advisory is in 20 states. but he is expected to stick around for a few more days. -- the heat is expected to stick around. >>> a lightning strike i
's charged with murder, robbery, and arson. >> i hope she pays, big time. >> reporter: remarkably, this is the second member of the nam family to be murdered at this store. richard nam's daughter-in-law was shot and killed near in 2002. three men were arrested in that case. as for ashley owens, she's being held on a $1 million bond. we did learn she has a criminal record in d.c. and prince george's county. we'll have more on that coming up at 6:00. andrea mccarren, 9news now. >> thank you. lesli, to you. >>> well, tonight, loudoun county officials are looking 23450 a why a preschool ren -- are looking into why a preschool reinstated one of its members who was under investigation for sexually assaulting a child. know that same worker is charged with sexually abusing a child at the same school. the one question people may have, why did this happen? how could this happen? >> well, that's the question. nobody seems to be able to answer that for us tonight. but it's very frightening. because the very people parents need to trust to keep their children safe seem to have dropped the ball
program and is expected to open september 15th. increased traffic in the area is a big concern. the department of defense is making millions of dollars available to communities that will be impacted by brac. congressman chris van holland says he expects the department of defense to explain how municipalities can apply for that money later this week. >>> when we come back tonight on news4 at 6:00, a murder suspect is back behind bars this evening after beating the system, despite a sophisticated bracelet system. >>> we have proof that walking in the streets of the nation's capital can be dangerous in the height of the tourist season na. >>> we're getting a new look tonight at a stage collapse during a packed concert. ♪ happy birthday to you >>> and today an entire nation helps to make the birthday wish of nelson mandela come true. >>> and hakem, what's going on in sports tonight? >> jim, coming up in sports, the nfl labor stand offis inching closer to a resolution. the washington kastles trying to stay unbeaten in tennis and what the head coach had to say after her team, the u
. >>> and big news in the same- sex marriage debate. new york city is preparing for an influx of couples to say i do starting this sunday. but every couple would wants to tie the knot that day may not get the chance. we'll tell you why the city is holding a license lottery.  >>> the taliban denying that their leader is dead. a spokesman for the taliban said there is no truths to the reports that mullah omar died. >>> the shuttle atlantis set to land tomorrow in florida. the final mission in that is' 30-year shuttle program. atlantis undocked from the international space station yesterday. the crew delivered a year's worth of supplies to the station. we'll carry the landing live tomorrow right here on fox 5. >>> starting sunday, scene of the accident couples in new york will legally be allowed to tie the knot. but so many people want to get married the city had to institute a lottery for the licenses. legally, these couples need a clerk to process their license and i judge to waive the normal 24-hour waiting period. the mayor says the clerk's office can only handle so many applications, 764
up later. >> anny, thank you. >>> well, we've got big news coming out of redskin's training camp today. the disgruntle defenseman lineman was traded to the new england patriots this morning. we have live reactions about that trade. >> reporter: i said it this morning, no surprises again here, just a lot of relief. the saga hung around for so long, but on tuesday they don't want to say another word about albert haynesworth. he department have to worry about that -- he doesn't have to worry about that michigan this redskins nightmare is officially done. >> the money is awesome, it's great. but i'm out here when i want to put that helmet on. it is to kick butt and make sure that god knows i'm the best player to ever be played against. >> reporter: it didn't happen. in the $100 million man logged just four sacks, missed four games, and claimed about the defensive scheme. while they did not speak to reporters again, fans in the area certainly did. >> when you give someone too much and just enough potential, $100 million, do you think he will work as hard? >> reporter: apparently not.
far, no charges have been filed. so, the big questions now are of course why did this happen and why didn't boozer tell the child's family that their baby was safe. the other big question is how did boozer and the family get here to d.c. all the way from baltimore. of course, a lot of questions still here that are all part of the investigation but the good news is, of course, that this baby is safe and back with his family. back to you, surae. >> interesting saga. thank you, kristin. >>> it is won to the wire and so far, there is no deal in the bid to raise the debt limit and lower the deficit. and there are just eight days to go. well, senate democratic leader harry reid is working on a plan he says meets the republican's two main goals. spending cuts and no new revenue. meanwhile, house speaker john boehner says he's unveiling a proposal today and conservative lawmakers should be prepared to compromise. >>> i would prefer to have a bipartisan approach to solve this problem. if that's not possible, i and my republican colleagues in the house are prepared to move on our own. it would
-- since we spoke at 10:00. it's 91 now, not a good sign. the big headline is we do this again tomorrow. check out our high temperatures today, 102 at national. that was within 1 degree of the record. we shattered that record at dulles, an all time high for dulles, 106 at bwi with 107 at the inner harbor of baltimore. we do want to warn you saturday is also going to be really hot. it might not get to 102, but we'll probably get to 100 or 101 degrees and it's all about that humidity as you know. check out the heatwave. we've still got the heat dome on top of us centered across the east coast even as far north as maine there were triple digit temperatures today. tomorrow we'll be right back inside the heat dome and we want you to be ready for not only the triple digit heat, but the fact it will feel like it's about 115 degrees. today we actually had a heat index of 120. that's the most humid day we've had since july 16th, 1980. check out temperatures. at 11:00 we're at 91 in the city, almost everyone else in the 80s. that's the only place at 91. that's typical of the city to stay hotter,
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family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> we have shown you this weekend how reporters nationwide are trying to illustrate how hot it is right now. you saw derrick ward sweating it out in dupont circle. here are statistics to give you a sense how historically it's been across the country this week. 845 heat records were broken or tied between last monday and yesterday. most of them were broken on friday. 212 records were set or met that day. and if you think it's hot here, just be happy you weren't in haze, kansas. it was 110 degrees there on thursday. that was the hottest record set this past week. >> yeah. that's tough stuff. and people think because they're in kansas that it isn't humid. think again. it's all corn and soybean crops everywhere you go. and a good hea
. >> there really is. and this is really cool. we had a big-time thunderstorm, a severe thunderstorm up around the haguerstown area. that thunderstorm has completely died out. but it septembnt out a boundary cooled us down by about 10 to 15 degrees. let's show you outside right now, where we have rain across the area. you can see very hazy around the washington, d.c. area, but it is cooler out there right now. many locations, digital doppler radar right now showing you where the rain is. we do have some rain back to the west around shenandoah county. that's a severe thunderstorm. these are big-time storms here. another severe thunderstorm warning now that includes clark county and fauquier. and we had a severe thunderstorm around fairfax county but that died out. and now a new storm has developed, and it's all along this boundary. i want you to focus. see this line right here? you can actually see it making its way down across the area. it came through leesburg, 102. next hour, 93. it came through the washington, d.c. area, it was 102 here at our studio. outside right now, 94 degrees. so about
been not a big deal but a small deal, something that would raise the debt limit. whether it's short term or long term. he wants a longer term. the advantage he's gained in public opinion, we saw that from our poll earlier in the week. it's why, by the way, speaker boehner was right when he said in his press conference, this wasn't about personalities, it was about different visions of country. house republicans are not playing politics. it's crazy politics what they're doing and republican leaders think it may hurt the party but it's what they believe and that's why we're at this point. >> john, it's interesting, speaker boehner called his press conference a few minutes after president obama but notably after the markets had already closed. was this intentional? >> reporter: absolutely it was intentional. the speaker was trying to do what he could to minimize the fallout from the collapse of these talks. and that's why there's urgency in meetings today and also on sunday to try to come to some resolution before markets open on monday in the hope that they can avoid a negative reacti
this proposal. >>> a big crowd is gathering in palm desert, california to say they're final farewell to betty ford. funeral services are just now getting underway. earlier today, main roads leading to the church were shutdown, and security was beefed up. michelle obama and three former first ladies are among the dignitaries paying their respects. those coming out say mrs. ford and her courageous battles with her very private issues from breast cancer to drug and alcohol addiction inspired her lasting legacy. >>> still ahead, 24 hours later, crews are working to repair the gas line. the unexpected snag. what it could mean for your commute. >>> disturbing allegations of sexual abuse at a little girl's birthday party. a local councilmember's husband is facing charges. >>> summertime means no homework and staying up late for the kids. one local county may be changing that. who's considering a curfew and why you could get in trouble if your children break the rules. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market. but the times have changed. get the facts at remax.
, thank you very much. of course, one of the other big stories in washington today, they happened in a courtroom. and roger clemmons is going to be feeling good. >> yeah, he got a huge break. apparently the prosecution, you know, they blew it, they blundered by showing us evidence that should not have been shown. roger clemmons is free tonight with a guy with 354 wins, this is his easiest by far. we'll tell you why the judge gave clemmons the free pass and a mistake that the prosecution made. plus, an amateur leading the british open, are you kidding? and that other network might have the olympics, but we have the red neck games. >> oh no. >> 9sports next. >>> you use a sports metaphor, roger clemmonss won by forfeit without ever having to play the game. he did not get exonerated of using steroids or lying to congress today, but at this point he will take it. the mistrial declared by the judge today when the prosecutors in an apparent blunder introduced evidence of what the judge had deemed out of bounds, namely video testimony from the wife of former clemmons teammate andy pettit
's the big difference. and the period of time. you know, how long each party would cut the debt ceiling forward. and the senate majority harry reid introduced the senate democratic proposal today. that one calls for an immediate debt limit increase for $2.4 trillion. that would provide enough borrowing to last through the 2012 election. and they also cut spending by $2.7 trillion and adds no new revenue to the government. and the house republican plan would raise the limit too, but they would use a two-step process instead. step one, an immediate increase of a trillion dollars in exchange for $2.3 trillion. and that two comes next year. congress would have to cut another $1.8 trillion. if they do that, the debt would be raised again, or should i say the debt limit would be raised again by $1.6 trillion. each party is now taking aim at the other party's plan. >> and i would call this plan less than perfect. and you know, it u does ensure that the spending cuts will be greater than the hike in the debt limit. >> republicans, the short-term plan is a non-starter incentive in the senate and
here, we're tracking the numbers when it comes to rainfall and that is a big deal because flash flooding is going to be an issue. >> it is. more so hail or damaging wind. flash flooding is the main issue with this. we're looking at a flash flood watch until about midnight. severe thunderstorm watch until 9:00 p.m. a little bit ahead of schedule in terms of our timetable. that's good news. it gets out of here quicker. the highlighted yellows there, that's the severe thunderstorm warning down toward fredericksburg and stafford county. also to the south of town. in through charles county and answer arundel county. the watch continues until 9:00. i think though if you're in leesburg and back into winchester and culpepper, i think the threat of severe weather is just about over. here's why. look at this intense line of showers and thunderstorms from almost baltimore on the east side of 95 all the way to the east in through prince george's county and backcrossing over 95 just north of fredericksburg. these are heavy rainfall makers and a lot of flash flooding going on. so, don't cross
to be for the mayor? >> well, if it's proven, it's a big legal problem because it's against the laws of the election board, the campaign finance people. so that could be a very, very big legal problem. how it's going to carry out and how far it will be carried out we don't know. until the "washington post", for some reason, i've been saying and i hear in the community people say, well, what's wrong with the "washington post". why are they against gray? all of the leaders in the city. since january inaugurations that's all we have gotten from the media. and that is an attack on black leaders in the city. >> well, i'm not going to try to defend the "washington post". but, you know, i get a little tired of black leaders making an excuse as to why they come after me. the fact is they accepted cash they shouldn't have accepted. that can happen. it really can happen. >> but the problem is then somebody says well, let's go get money orders. you have to consciously make a decision. you're supposed to have a pressure. i've run campaigns. i've been a candidate for office. darn it, the treasurer has to be abov
years with no opt-out clause. but no deal could be a big deal when it comes to lost money for both sides. >> the real losses will start in the next couple days if they can't get this deal done. >> reporter: while fans say for every day this goes on, they're the ones who are really paying. >> oh, yeah. ready for some football. >> all right, the first preseason game, the august 7th exhibition hall of fame game, has been cancelled. if the two sides do reach a deal by tuesday, no other game should be affected. on capitol hill, kristen dahlgren, news4. >>> when news4 at 4:00 continues, imagine dropping 1 million bucks worth of wine. a beg big mess. we'll tell you about it, coming up. ♪ >>> and singer brian mcknight has a new album out. he's actually performing live here tonight. i had a chance to talk to him today. we'll hear from him next. >>> plus, comedian and host of "the marriage ref" tom papa joins us next. >>> kate middleton's dress will ♪ this is me ♪ i write the songs i try to be be right ♪ >>> the album is called "just me" and joining us today is brian mcknight, a familiar f
this afternoon and tonight in parts of the area with the big storms developing. 77 at reagan national. here's the forecast. good news with the clouds around, temperatures will be in the mid 80s. bad news the showers and thunderstorms developing some with heavy rain. >>> all right sir. thank you very much. get more later. we're going to get traffic with julie in a moment. but first the closing open the vw parkway. >> it was shutdown earlier because of the carjacking and we get more now from sherri ly. what do you have? >> reporter: well, right now, there's some good news to report as you can see right behind me, we've got traffic moving again along 50 and vw parkway. 295. and kenilworth. everything is reopened. of course it was a traffic nightmare earlier this morning. cars being diverted around this carjacking. we're being told that a suspect in a carjacking from anne arundel county bailed out around 295 around kenilworth and that was shutdown and then access from new york avenue headed eastbound on to 50 there on the ramp was shutdown. we saw a number of cars just parked right there on new
, you can print calendars, coloring paper all built into it. >> ok. kindle versus nook, the big debate. >> i think the nook really comes out way ahead. it is all new nook. the longest battery time. about two months and the fastest page turns out there. you can just change pages super fast and it is super easy to read. it is a great way to go. >> battery life sin sane.  two months. >> if your little one isn't into reading but is into movies, this is a big screen tv in the palm of your hand from 3m. it is their mp180 wireless projector. you can take -- in your dorm room, you can have an 80 inch screen. you can put all of your video. it is wireless. it is bluetooth and wi-fi. >> amazing. how much does this cost? >> about $450. >> steve, unfortunately, they didn't have this stuff for us. >> why? it wasn't fair. >> thanks for bringing it in. >> pretty cool, huh? tomorrow morning, steve and jessica will show us more great ideas and some stuff for the kid who has everything already. >> right now, it is 6:09. more is a look at what's ahead. >> in four minutes, our hero central report. we'll
big elections coming up all over the state. this is a question of who is going to take over the johnson's power position in prince george's connecticut in this void. is it going to be baker and curry and that group, or is it going to be an independent group of black leaders and come up from the grassroots to take over the power structure. so the sooner she's gone the more that coalition, the more that power fight will unfold. >> turning to metro, it was a tough week if you were trying to ride the rails. passengers needed hiking boots because they were malfunctioning around the area. they found flip-flops and sandals stuck in escalators. now, flip-flops don't help the situation anyway. >> no. and they have a continuing problem of inspecting equipment with shaping things up. they complain they don't have enough money. any number of things. staff is being improved since the horrible action we had last year. they're making progress. but things are tough. as one who used the subway this week it was rough. there was no escalator at my various stops. >> i don't know how to add to t
thuman. >> thanks for waking up with us. i am pamela brown. the big story and today is the heat moving in again. steve rudin. >> another hot and humid afternoon. even harder -- hotter tomorrow and for the weekend. it's 80 degrees at reagan national airport. in the mountains to the west, martinsburg and winchester and cumberland and gaithersburg looking at morning temperatures in the 60's. we have the satellite and radar showing high pressure moving off the coast. that will signal a change in the wind direction. the lower michigan and northern ohio, there are storms that will fizzle out as a move toward us but the clouds will keep us a couple degrees cooler than we originally thought today. heat cranking up tomorrow for the daytime. highs this afternoon 89-94. in the overnight, skies clearing and the wind will change out of the south. the mid 60's to mid to upper 70's. 95-100 tomorrow with heat index around 105. letson an update on the rush hour commute with lisa baden. >>> a quiet morning. metro rail, marc rail, vre texting in just fine, no accidents to report as far as interstate trav
from the team's big star, venus williams. before the event area youngsters got to interact with her. she says it is her way to connect with the community. >> i am about to faint in a minute. this is the reason i play. >> i was here in april for the learning center. it was great. many of the kids were here. i get to see them a few times per year. >> what a great opportunity for the young people. venus williams and the kastles play boston tomorrow night. >> 6:25 and there's still another half hour of "good morning, washington." >> coming up, roger clemens goes from the pitching mound to court. >> the local mother indicted on murder charges after her son is found dead in a hot car. what prosecutors say this is not the first time. >> a little bit of activity and our answer this morning. there is some radar echoes right now and i will show you what the rain chances are. >> live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> straight ahead, a stunning verdict what is next for casey anthony after a jury acquitted her of murder? the morning to you, washington. it is wednes
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measures in place for the commemmoration as well as two other big events in the county this weekend. >> the fire and rescue units will be operating on several different sites. >> reporter: the assistant chief says his department has been planning for these events for over a year now. heat was something they've been preparing for. >> you plan for the worst and hope for the best. so yes, we have considered it. we were hoping that it wouldn't happen but it is coming. >> reporter: emergency personnel teams will be fanned out. cooling medical stepts will be set up. even some rescuers will be riding bikes. still, officials hope those who plan to spend hour in the extreme heat will do their best to keep cool n. and hydrate often. >> i'm very concerned with the heat. of a had problems the last few years with heat and getting too dehydrated. so yeah, i'm very concerned. >> by the way, there is a race at the old dominion speedway this weekend as well. it is expected to draw thousands to help people. nearby fire departments are stepping up to assist over the next days. >>> there is still plent
this thing done, a deal right now, big deal, so he doesn't have to deal with this next year when he's facing re-election. there's no way the republicans want to give him that. they want this as part of the debate during next year's election. what are you hearing in addition? >> reporter bruce, i think this will come down to who is this more important to politically. do republicans need this more next year or does the president need this more next year? does he think he needs it more next year for his presidential hopes? that ultimately, a lot of people believe, is what this is all going to come down to. >> matt, thanks a lot. as the negotiations over the debt ceiling continues, so will our coverage. stick with 9 news now for every development on capitol hill and at the white house. as always, you can go to our website for the very latest. >>> turning elsewhere, a 7- month-old baltimore boy is missing tonight. police believe he may be in this area with his 16-year-old babysitter. authorities say he was being cared in his father's home in baltimore
distinctly remember looking at a woman with her hair in a curly pony tail, curly big hair, wondering why she wasn't being accosted as well. >> they responded by saying they take any potential racism charge seriously, but they say they are confident the alleged hair search was the case of officers being thorough during security searches. >>> coming up tonight, a new weather scare for the space shuttle "atlantis" just a few days before its final launch. >> america is getting fatter. we'll see how our region shapes up compared to the rest of the country. >>> and after all these storms, the weekend looking pretty good. ♪ [ woman ] sam begged and pleaded... so i sent him to camp. we'd earned lots of points with our new citi thankyou card... and i put them to good use. he told me about his bunkmates, and how he signs up for every activity. ♪ he even hangs out with the camp director. just like that. [ male announcer ] the new citi thankyou premier card gives you more ways to earn points. what's your story? citi can help you write it. >>> there's a report out today that america's waistline conti
it or not as big of distraction as he was albert haynesworth might be on the redskins roster this year. >> as a betting man, i will not take that wager. the odds are against me. it took 4 1/2 month. who get the better deal? >> the owners received 53% of the revenue of the $9 billion bonus, players 47%. last year it was closer to 50/50. so the owners are getting more of the revenue share this year. players got new work rules, a shortened offseason workout program expected to result in fewer injuries and they also got better health benefits including more than 1 billion for post career injuries. >> important as well. dave feldman tonight. >>> 150 years ago it was a battleground in the civil war. now it's the subject of a different kind of fight. ahead on the news edge why are preservationists angry about a highway plan that's barely rolling? >>> and check some of the other stories in the rundown. the news edge at 11:00 will be right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> the news edge on maryland, a baby from baltimore back with his mother after disappea
. -- a boutique bottles line in georgetown. >> do what you want, it is your big day. you should do it the way that feels more comfortable. >> the number one piece of the device is find something that makes you feel like the best version of view. >> they look -- if they look comfortable together, they can finish each other's sentences. rewind to middle school, when they bonded over the bank calls. >> my first memory is on a school bus in the seventh grade. that is how we bonded and became friends we both heard the bangles song. >> their friendship lasted through the years. when they both were getting married they felt like the d.c. bridal market needed something new. they decided to put their entrepreneurial. spirit to the test. they knew going into business together could be the end of a rare friendship. they say it is a perfect partnership. >> there is nothing better than going to work every day with your best friend. >> it is working. since a hitch opened in 2005, the business has grown 20% each year. they just expanded in may. >> a great story, thank you. of next, another reason for you to
payments >>> big pickup trucks are sitting on dealer lots and there is concerned there could be a price wars and lower profits earlier this year. the biggest backlog of inventory is the gmc full-size pickup. >>> the toyota prius sales should be last year's sales. the increase in sales was fuelled by high credit -- high gas prices. >>> back-to-school sales are starting early because stars are nervous about consumer spending despite the good retail spending numbers yesterday. last year, consumers spent more than $55 million on back-to- school shopping. >> thank you very much. the time is 6:19 and time for traffic and weather. >>> the rain will start late this morning and into the mid day and it will really had us this afternoon. to let the morning sunshine deceive you. there are some blue sky is mixed in with cloud cover pa but it will be an active afternoon. this is the drought monitor. a good portion of our viewing area is abnormally dry at the moment. agricultural speaking, it is a good thing. it could be too much of a good thing. that is why we have the flash flood watch that will tak
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